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Summer Berry Avocado Salad with Mango Vinaigrette


I’m loving this fresh berry and avocado salad lately.

It’s super nutritious but also tastes heavenly, with rich and creamy avocado, plus fresh and tart summer berries, plus crunchy pine nuts, plus sweet and velvety homemade mango vinaigrette.

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Summer Fare


Crabmeat Salad Stuffed Avocados

Crabmeat, to me, means summertime. I spent my childhood summers in Maine, where there is no shortage of rocky coastlines, cute little seaside towns, and warm-weather seafood festivals. There is also no shortage of seafood "shacks" (for lack of a better word). The kind of place where you can stroll in wearing shorts and sandals, order at the counter, take a seat at a picnic table, and then dig into a feast fit for a king (fresh-caught lobster, mussels, clams, etc.). When I go back to visit Maine in the summertime, I love to eat crabmeat rolls (crabmeat mixed with mayo and stuffed into a butter-slathered, toasted roll). But for this post, I wanted something a little healthier than crabmeat stuffed into buttered white bread. So I added lots of flavorful fresh veggies. And I stuffed the crabmeat into avocados instead of a roll. If you love crabmeat like I do, I think you just might adore this recipe. It's extremely bright, crisp, and flavorful. And the rich, creamy avocado is the perfect complement to the light and fresh crabmeat. Bonus: there is ... read more


Guacamole Chicken Lettuce Wraps

My husband Chris and I have become addicted to a Mexican restaurant about 10 minutes from our house. We go mainly for one reason: the fresh, homemade guacamole. Along with it comes, of course, a huge basket of fried tortilla chips.  We never intend to ... read more


Peach Mango White Iced Tea

I guess I should offer my apologies to all who despise peaches. Because it's looking more and more like my site will become an ode to summer peaches over the next few weeks. Right now, peaches are at the peak of their season, at the peak of their ... read more